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Masterpiece Episode: "The Lost Prince"

Season 34, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of “The Lost Prince,” a lavish two-part biopic of Queen Elizabeth II's epileptic and learning-disabled uncle, John (Daniel Williams and Matthew Thomas), whose short life (1905-19) paralleled the dissolution of European royalty's gilded age. Prince John was “lost” to history because he was kept hidden from public view because of his odd behavior, which is apparent as the drama opens, in 1908.
Original Air Date: Oct 17, 2004
Guest Cast Ivan Marevich: Tsar Nicholas Vanessa Ackerman: Olga Sam Page: Young Alexei David Westhead: Fred Ron Cook: Lloyd George Miranda Richardson: Queen Mary Daniel Williams: Young Prince John Roz McCutcheon: Fat Mary Henrietta Voigts: Suffragette John Sessions: Mr. Hansell Mary Nighy: Young Mary Fritha Goodey: Fine Looking Woman Rollo Weeks: Prince George Dominic Colenso: David Jonathan Coy: Dr. Hetherington Ingeborga Dapkunaite: Tsarina Alexandra David Barrass: Kaiser Wilhelm Maggie McCourt: Lady in Waiting Frank Finlay: Asquith John Rowe: Dr. Longhurst Bill Nighy: Lord Stamfordham Tom Hollander: George V Brock Everitt-Elwick: Young Georgie Martin Wimbush: Violinist Ian Taylor: Footman with Butter Craig Shenton: Bertie Kate Manning: May Gina McKee: Lalla Henry Cook: Henry Matthew Thomas: Prince John Richard Searle: Frantic Official Michael Gambon: Edward VII Holly Boyd: Tatiana Nastya Razduhova: Maria Bibi Andersson: Queen Alexandra Nicholas Palliser: Knutsford

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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